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Auburn grad turned reality show casting guru Holland Weathers stocks pond for ‘Catfish,’ ‘Biggest Loser’

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“Catfish: The TV Show,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” — you name it, and Holland Weathers has probably casted for it. The 2002 Auburn communications graduate is currently the casting social media director for MTV’s “Catfish: The TV Show.”  In the wake of the scandal surrounding Notre …

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Auburn cartoonist legend Bill Holbrook’s comic about performance-enhancing deer antlers (from 2009)

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Bill Holbrook, the pen behind such noted comic strips as On The Fastrack, Safe Havens, and Kevin & Kell, and arguably the best Plainsman cartoonist ever, has apparently been commenting on / predicting Bama players’ alleged abuse of deer antler spray (street name: Rudolph Binaca) for years. Here’s a Kevin …

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Early Auburn band instruments (with awesome Auburn logos)

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Auburn’s was not always the $11 Million Dollar band Bama students know today. But that didn’t mean it’s earliest and humblest of instruments couldn’t look awesome, like this drum from the early 1900s with a fantastic Auburn Tiger logo lost to the ages. Auburn logos later to applied to marching …

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Kenan Thompson and Aubie


Last fall, it was Bill Nye. Last night, Aubie got some quality bro time with another icon of 90s kid nostalgia, Kenan Thompson, star of the critically acclaimed 1997 film “Good Burger” (“Whoaa–a clock!”) and current SNL cast member, after he did his thing at Auburn Arena. You can “watch” …

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Must-see Mobile Mardi Gras float features Aubie, Toomer’s Oaks, Heisman Trophy


In accordance with the theme of its 2013 Mardi Gras parade—”Mascots, Southern Style”—Mobile’s Mystic Stripers Society managed to pull off a float whose majesty rivals that of Auburn homecoming decorations of yore. If you recall, the initial plans included only Aubie and the Toomer’s Oaks, but the Stripers took it …

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